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Mixtec, Tezoatlán

A language of Mexico

ISO 639-3mxb

Population  6,200 (1990 census). 850 monolinguals.
Region  Oaxaca, Tezoatlán area, southwest of Huajuapan, south of Cacaloxtepec; Yucuquimi de Ocampo, San Andrés Yutatío, Yucuñuti de Benito Juárez, San Juan Diquiyú, San Marcos de Garzón, San Martín del Río, Santa Catarina Yotandú, San Isidro de Zaragoza, San Valentín de Gomez towns.
Language map  Southern Central Mexico, reference number 189
Alternate names   Mixteco de Tezoatlán de Segura y Luna
Dialects  Those in each town speak a bit differently. 70% to 80% intelligibility with Silacayoapan [mks] and Atenango.
Classification  Oto-Manguean, Mixtecan, Mixtec-Cuicatec, Mixtec
Language use  Vigorous except in 2 towns. All domains. All ages. Neutral attitude. Some also use Spanish. A few speak some English.
Language development  Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2007.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Swidden agriculturalists: maize; basket and hat weavers; merchants. Christian, traditional religion.